Dixon’s UK best in Sunderland 5k success

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ALYSON DIXON shattered the course record and ran the fastest time in the UK this year after her fabulous winning performance in last night’s Sunderland 5k at Silksworth Sports Complex.

The 34-year-old Sunderland Stroller finished 15th overall, in 15 minutes 52 seconds, in a record-breaking field of 302 finishers to steal the show in the Sunderland Harriers-promoted event.

Sunderland Harrier Mark Hood nearly made it a Sunderland double, being denied victory by just five seconds by last year’s winner Lewis Timmins, who recorded 14.40 to take the North East championship.

* Full report in today’s Sunderland Echo